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Puppy Classes

Help your puppy become comfortable around different sights, sounds, and handling techniques.

We are excited to be able to offer a brand-new puppy training and socialization class at Richview Animal  Hospital!

This course is formulated to allow you to train and socialize your puppy in a fun and safe setting. We require  puppies to have age-appropriate vaccines and be on a deworming schedule. All puppies must have been assessed by our vets as being healthy enough to participate in group classes.

There are endless benefits to signing up for puppy classes:

  • Teaches you how to communicate with your puppy in a successful and positive manner
  • Improves bond between pet and owner
  • Increases positive experiences in the vet clinic
  • Fewer behavioral issues when puppies are exposed to things in a positive manner during their socialization period
  • A safe place to interact with other puppies and puppy parents

Teach your puppy the basic commands and learn how to build on them. Essential skills covered in this class include:

  • Sit
  • Loose leash walking
  • Leave it
  • Come

Along with the basic tricks, this course will also cover common puppy issues:

  • Potty training
  • Crate training
  • Teething
  • Jumping up

We will help teach you and your dog about ear cleaning, nail trims, teeth brushing, and basic grooming.

All these skills will help ensure you and your puppy live a happy harmonious life together!

About Your Trainer

Laura is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at Richview Animal Hospital and has always had a passion for animals, with a special interest in dog training. She feels it is essential to start training and socialization while puppies are still young. This helps increase the bond between pet and owner and helps set the puppy up for a successful life among humans.

Between working with her own pets, with clients at the clinic, and through a Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right for Instructors puppy training course, Laura has an abundance of hands-on and theoretical experience. Laura is a passionate, driven and enthusiastic individual.

She can’t wait to meet you and your new puppy!